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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / 9 Grueling Truth’s we learned from week 3 of the 2021 NFL season

9 Grueling Truth’s we learned from week 3 of the 2021 NFL season

What did we learn in week 3?
Publish Date: 09/27/2021
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams hands the ball to Sony Michel #25 oduring the second half in the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at SoFi Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

1) Matthew Stafford has found the perfect fit

The Rams are dive-bombing the NFL with Matthew Stafford at the helm. Stafford is in an offense that perfectly fits his skill set, and if you don’t believe me, just ask the World Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers? The Rams defense is legit also, and as of right now, the Rams are the best team in the NFL.

2) The Pittsburgh Steelers are in trouble

The Steelers lost their second straight game at home on Sunday, and the holes on this team appear unfixable, at least for this year. The offensive line is terrible, the receivers can’t catch the ball, and Big Ben shows his age.

3) The Minnesota Vikings are far from dead 

The Vikings could very easily be 3-0, but they are 1-2, and the schedule is demanding from here on out. With that being said, Kirk Cousins is good, the running game, especially when Dalvin Cook is healthy. He is outstanding. The receivers are there, and on Sunday against Seattle, the defense played much better. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the NFC North division is not great either; I could see the Vikings making a run at the playoffs before all is said and done.

4) Justin Tucker kicks a 66-yard field goal to win a game, and it should never have happened

Sure, the Tucker kick was incredible, but the referees missed a delay of game penalty that would have seen the game end very differently on the play before. The Lions rallied to take the lead over the Ravens only to see a horrible non-call end the game. This always seems to happen to the luckless Detroit Lions.

5) Maybe the Colts should have kept Jacoby Brissett

Brissett played his butt off in an overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. Completing 32 of 49 attempts for 215 yards and leading a thrilling touchdown drive and two-point conversion to send the game to overtime. Remember, in Indy a few years ago, Brissett was playing well until an injury limited his effectiveness. Brissett is a solid Quarterback, and he is better than several starters in the NFL.

6) This is not college Trevor

Trevor Lawrence has not played well so far in the NFL, and you can use the excuse that he’s in a bad situation. I will mention that his mechanics are not very good, and this was bound to happen no matter where he went.

7) The Broncos are stealing

The broncos added Teddy Bridgewater by giving up a seventh-round pick; if that’s not stealing, I do not know what is? The broncos are a well-rounded team and are making big-time noise in the AFC West.

8) Matt Nagy needs to go

I know he wanted Andy Dalton to start because he was protecting Justin Fields, and with Dalton’s injury, he had no choice, but the Playcalling, the last two weeks for Fields, has not been good. Instead of teaching Fields how to play Quarterback, he has dumbed it down not to lose us the game, and you don’t develop a Quarterback that way.

9) Buffalo is the real deal

Remember two weeks ago when the question was, what’s wrong with the Bills after losing the Steelers? You may not since that question is no longer being asked. The Bills offense is explosive, and the defense and special teams are solid. This is a complete team, and right now, I think they are the best team in the AFC.

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